Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last Day in January - something finished!

One of the lovely things about keeping a blog is that you can put dates to events and remember when things happen. However... there is an embarrassing side as well. I found the first post I made about this project back in December 2007. There is another one a little bit later and then a third one in January 2008. In that one I said I wasn't going to put it away because it won't get finished. Well guess what? It didn't ....until today. I put the last stitch in today. And here is my version of Trees on the Table, designed by Marcie of Patchalot Patterns. You can find the pattern and a gallery here. The lovely thing about this pattern is that it has a variety of different borders. It is just lovely and I am cross with myself for leaving it so long.



I also want to issue a warning about leaving things so long as well. I made the top back then and misplaced it for a while. Then I found it, sandwiched it and did a bit of quilting on it, probably about a year ago although it could be longer. When I got it out to finish I found that there must have been some damp and some of the pins I had left in there ( yes, I know we are told not to do that) looked like this.......



They were hard to remove and one or two just broke when I tried to get them out. In most spots it is okay but there is one which is a problem. These holes are not made by the pin but the corrosion from the pin has eaten the fabric.


So I hope this is giving you a little bit of incentive to get things finished. Not only do you prevent bad things happening over time but you also get to actually use them ( I would have loved to have used this last Christmas).


And finishing also gives a sense of achievment - now I feel all fired up to finish some more of my older projects.

11 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh bugger about the pins..........lovely pattern though.........better get that GJ done........LOL

Michelle Ridgway said...

Finding ufo's seems to be in the air at the moment. Pain about the pins. It looks great all finished.

Lida said...

Oh so sorry for ypu that the pins damaged your quilt, I hope you can secure the fabric! It is a lovely quilt, greetings
Lida

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks lovely Linda. Lucky none of mine are up to this stage LOL! Pity it's put holes in your work but I'm sure you'll work out a way to repair xx

Susan said...

HOw annoying for you - as you say - a lesson to be learnt (maybe we need rust proof pins - in case!!)

Anonymous said...

oh dear, that's terrible! Taught me a lesson to finish me UFO's and not have them hanging around. Beaut finish though.

Cardygirl said...

Shame about the pins...great project.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

OMG look at those pins...but it is a lovely finish...

Maria said...

The tabletopper is gorgeous Lynda! UFOs are a fact of life with most of us and it is a shame when pins rust...In dressmaking projects, I've had paper patterns still pinned to fabrics ( for quite a while) and had similar thing happen.

Noela said...

Timely reminder about those dreaded UFO's. I had better check the couple
I have pinned. Love your little quilt.

Teresa said...

Oh my gosh..I had no idea the pins would do that. I am so sorry for your beautiful quilt. It is very pretty though and I know you will enjoy it for years to come.